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Social and Conceptual Background to the Policy of Reservation

This article highlights the main theoretical arguments given by the proponents and opponents of the reservation policy in India and the US. In the current era of neo-capitalism and globalisation, both countries are struggling to balance their humanitarian responsibilities with the demands of greater decontrol and private initiative, which are integral to the market economy. This has an effect on their affirmative action programmes.

Understanding Gender and Kinship

Shifting Circles of Support: Contextualising Kinship and Gender in South Asia and SubSaharan Africa edited by Rajni Palriwala and Carla Risseeuw; Sage Publications, New Delhi, 1996; pp 343, Rs 365.

Perfect Market Puzzles

With the problem of sovereign debt everyone seems to assume that someone else, often referred to as 'the market', has figured out the solution. But even in the face of mounting billions in default and growing coordination problems, it looks to us as if nothing of the sort has occurred. The mechanism of the invisible hand is magical indeed - when it operates at all. But its operation is not safe to assume. Not even under the best possible set of conditions.

Governance Culture and Adaptive Efficiency

The progressive deregulation of the financial market has brought about major changes in the relative position of the different players in the market. Against the backdrop of the evolving relationship between the state and the market, this essay focuses on three interrelated issues the current institutional environment, adaptive efficiency and issues of governance.

Anti-dumping Probe:A Case Study in Steel

Countries across the world are resorting to dumping of steel, reflecting the malaise gripping the industry. This has resulted in a spate of anti-dumping investigations and imposition of dumping duties. India is not an exception to this phenomenon. While the country has set up investigations into allegations of dumping, especially by the CIS nations, Indian steel itself is the subject of probes and dumping duties by several countries. Here we discuss one such investigation conducted by India.
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